Infection Control: May Discount Bundle
Much attention has been focused recently on the prevention of vascular access infections. Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) can be prevented through proper management of the central line insertion procedure. Many agencies including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) have issued guidelines, standards and recommendations using evidence-based practices proven to reduce CLABSIs. Despite the scientific evidence supporting these measures, adherence to these practices remains variable in the United States.
This Central Line Insertion program reviews the importance of specific guidelines and recommendations as published by the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and demonstrates how use of their monitoring form, the Central Line Insertion Practices Adherence Monitoring (CLIP), can improve compliance and reduce infections associated with the insertion procedure in your facility.
The program includes a manual which can be downloaded for future reference. Successful completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher is necessary to receive continuing education credits for this program.
NOTE: All programs are provider approved by:
•California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15304 PICC Excellence, Inc.
•Florida Continuing Education Provider # FBN 2224 FL